California College of the Arts students walk out in protest of staff layoffs
The CCA Student Union organized the walkout and blackout in support of the CCA Staff Union
A year ago, staff at California College of the Arts (CCA) went on a four-day strike in protest of the administration’s illegal labor practices, pushing for a first contract that took over two years (and that strike) to secure. Last month, CCA administration announced their intention to lay off 8-10% of frontline staff in response to lower than expected enrollment – even as they continue to pay their president, Stephen Beal, over $580,000 – more than any other private university president in the Bay Area with the exception of Stanford.
Your Bargaining Team needs you! We have told the county how they are having difficulty recruiting and retaining employees. We cannot tell your hardships. Only you can. We need each member to write a paragraph or two (or more if needed) about how the low wages have impacted you and your family. It is essential that you include your name and job title. We need to emphasize to the county that they can only solve this problem; they need to know that you are more than just workers; you are people who have financial responsibilities and are part of the community.
On Labor Day, we commemorate the history of the labor movement and celebrate the victories working folks won had in our fight for fair wages and benefits, dignity and respect at work, and a better life for all of our families. The challenges of COVID-19 have shown just how essential union members are—from the very beginning, we’ve staffed the frontlines to keep our neighbors safe and our communities running.
SEIU members and staff across California are making calls to urge Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus package and to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Our communities need strong public services, unemployment benefits, an equitable vaccination roll-out, and aid that cannot wait.
Yes! I commit to talk to five of my friends, family members, and co-workers to make sure they are registered to vote.
Our communities are in crisis because of COVID, but for many of us, the crisis started long before the virus hit. As we approach the next election, our members are demanding bold steps forward, and vowing they will not return to a status quo that may have worked for the richest 1% of our country, but had not worked for working people for decades.
#OneNation, a coalition of unions and community groups, is
organizing actions across the nation next Tuesday to protest the
president’s racist ‘public charge’ rule, which cleared a
procedural hurdle last week. The administration’s policy targets
immigrants by dramatically expanding what is
considered welfare to harm 26 million Americans,
keeping them from accessing healthcare, food and housing
assistance. The impacts could also be felt across our
members’ industries and employers from community clinics to
Billionaires behind the Freedom Foundation are trying to mislead workers about union membership and benefits. Let us know if they come to you so that we can put a stop to their attacks on our union and all that we’ve achieved for working people.
Expand Early Childhood Education in Oakland
Vote, Volunteer to Show Your Support for Measure AA. Three Ways To Act Now!
The reality is Oakland simply does not provide all children a
good head start. Over half of Oakland’s kindergartners do NOT
arrive to school fully ready to learn, and this lack of quality
care disproportionately impacts black, brown, and low-income
On Oct. 10, the Trump administration issued its proposed “public charge” rule—a rule that forces immigrants to choose between the well-being of their family or having a future in America. Any rule that jeopardizes a person’s right to healthcare, nutrition, housing, and other basic, vital services working people and low-income immigrant families need to thrive—is against America’s values.
Today the Senate began Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
hearing to serve as the next Supreme Court justice. If
confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh would turn our nation’s highest court
into a weapon against working people by ruling based on politics
or who has the most money and power.
SEIU members, leaders react to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court
Take Action: Contact Your Senators to #SaveSCOTUS
Last week on the steps of the Supreme Court and at
rallies across the country, SEIU members joined activists to
protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme
Tuesday, June 26
Drop By Anytime Between
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
West County Detention Center
5555 Giant Hwy, Richmond, CA
The only ICE facility in the Bay Area is located within the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA. Operated by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, approximately 200 immigrants are detained there.
Having a union means having a voice and being treated with respect. It means having financial security and a chance at a middle class life. It means providing a home for our families, food on our tables and clothes for our children.
That’s why we’re asking all union members and their families to show that regardless of the Janus ruling, we’re sticking together. Our fight for economic and social justice will not be deterred.